Logo

News Tab

Tag : Yvette Carnell

As Movie Images Emerge, Controversy Surrounding Zoe Saldana Playing Nina Simone Erupts

Read More

by Yvette Carnell Many people have announced their opposition to Zoe Saldana being cast in the role of Nina Simone, mainly because Saldana doesn’t resemble Simone. Saldana is beautiful, but she’s not nearly as dark as Simone, causing many to express outrage that black historical figures are being whitewashed by Hollywood. In an open letter to Zoe Saldana, Kimberly Foster succinctly expressed the overriding criticism of Saldana playing Simone: Black…

Yvette Carnell: What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Read More

by Yvette Carnell If you haven’t been living under a rock, then by now you know that Washington Capitals player Joel Ward scored a game-winning goal in overtime to take the Capitals to victory in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. By now you also know that Ward’s goal was met with a barrage of racist tweets.  It would appear that Ward’s game winning goal threw racist white hockey fans into the…

Dr. Boyce & Yvette: 5-Yrs Prison for Sending Your Child to the Wrong School?

Read More

In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Yvette Carnell discuss the case of Tonya McDowell, a woman who was sentenced to 5 years in prison for sending her child to a school outside his district. The video is below and the conversation begins after a brief advertisement.  

Fall Behind on Your Child Support, You Could Lose All of Your Income (Video)

Read More

In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Yvette Carnell discuss recent administrative changes that could lead to those who are behind on child support to lose all of their income.  The video will begin after a brief advertisement.

Dr. Boyce & Yvette Carnell: What if Newt Gingrich Were a Black Man?

Read More
Yvette Carnell: At FOX debate Juan Williams Booed, Newt Gingrich Still Bashing Black People

Yvette Carnell: At FOX debate Juan Williams Booed, Newt Gingrich Still Bashing Black People

Read More

Anyone with half a brain would’ve thought that Newt Gingrich and other racial flamethrowers would’ve softened their rhetoric for theMLK holiday. Sorry. No dice. Republican attendees of last night’s FOX debate were seething with delight when Gingrich refused to soften his claim that Obama was a “food stamp” president, and worked themselves into a frenzied mess when Gingrich offhandedly dismissed Juan Williams’ question about poor black kids who lack work…

Yvette Carnell: Is Ron Paul a Racist? Part II

Read More

To read Yvette Carnell’s first piece on Ron Paul, click here.  by Yvette Carnell Over the past couple of weeks, two distinct memes about Ron Paul have grabbed hold; 1) Ron Paul is racist 2) a racist should never be President. I submit to you that even if both these suppositions are true, they still don’t matter, certainly not in any meaningful way that actually matters to African Americans. Firstly,…

Yvette Carnell: Why Stanley Crouch is Wrong About Black People and Soul Food

Yvette Carnell: Why Stanley Crouch is Wrong About Black People and Soul Food

Read More

    by Yvette Carnell, Your Black World The hyperbolic sensationalism of Stanley Crouch’s article “Soul Food is Killing Black America” is laughable on its face. And the initial silliness I felt when reading the title was solidified by the nickname Crouch gave the filmmaker who is developing the soul food documentary – “Braveheart”. Just call me “Chuckles”, then. Because this is the funniest and most self-negating piece of trite…

Dr. Boyce and Yvette Carnell: Air Jordan Mania and Black People – Over the Top?

Dr. Boyce and Yvette Carnell: Air Jordan Mania and Black People – Over the Top?

Read More

    Most of you saw the recent insanity over the release of the new Air Jordans.  When black people are lining up around the block to spend money that they dont’ have on shoes that cost $12 to make, is there a point where we have to stop and say “enough is enough?” In a very candid conversation on the topic, Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks with Your Black World…

Yvette Carnell: JC Watts’ Endorsement of Gingrich is Awful Political Calculus

Yvette Carnell: JC Watts’ Endorsement of Gingrich is Awful Political Calculus

Read More

by Yvette Carnell, Your Black Politics     Doing the wrong thing, at the wrong time, for the wrong person requires a particular aptitude for homing in on a coalescing mix of unfortunate events and latching on.  It would seem that few people have a knack for enjoining themselves to such perfect storms the way J.C. Watts does.Just as Newt Gingrich’s numbers begin to bottom out, J.C. Watts pulls up…

Men’s Right to Choose: Opting Out of Fatherhood With Financial Abortions

Men’s Right to Choose: Opting Out of Fatherhood With Financial Abortions

Read More

    by Deborrah Cooper, SurvivingDating.com Should a man be forced to become a father and pay child support, even though he says he doesn’t want to be a Dad? If a woman finds herself pregnant and wants an abortion, but the father desires to keep and raise the child himself, should a woman be forced to carry the child to term? What would make such a situation fair and…

No, Jay-Z is NOT The First Hip-Hop Artist to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Read More

It is being reported that Jay-Z’s upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall is the first hip-hop concert series to be offered at the venue. Perhaps the word “series” is being used to strategically place the event in a unique light, but we’re here to set the record straight. Other hip-hop artists, including the great MC Lyte, have performed at Carnegie in the past, so Jigga is not the first. In the…

Yvette Carnell: The Case for Allowing Fathers to Opt Out of Paying Child Support

Yvette Carnell: The Case for Allowing Fathers to Opt Out of Paying Child Support

Read More

    by Yvette Carnell, Your Black World Up at Black Like Moi, the question being asked is, if a woman can choose to abort a child, can a man choose not to pay child support? Or to put it less bluntly, if having a child is a woman’s choice, is it still a man’s responsibility? I’m sorry ladies, but this issue warrants a good airing out. For my part,…

Yvette Carnell: Jay-Z Can’t Sell His Occupy Wall Street T-Shirt

Read More

by Yvette Carnell Talk about out of touch. I guess since the chief ingredient of Jay-Z’s success formula has always been dumbing it down for black youth, then commoditizing on a largely fictitious hood life, I shouldn’t be surprised at his attempt to co-opt Occupy Wall Street’s momentum. After all, this is what hip hop has become hasn’t it? A genre where artists with less than stellar lyrical skills spout…

What Blacks Can Learn From Obama’s First Term

What Blacks Can Learn From Obama’s First Term

Read More

    by Yvette Carnell In a meeting with over 100 community leaders at the White House on Wednesday, President Obama urged the mostly African American group to “stay unified”.  Unity implies that both Obama and black voters have been on the same page, speaking with one unified voice, up until now.  In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Until recently, President Obama had been evading African Americans…